How did your ag education shape your career choices? Your interests in other areas of agriculture? Your willingness to continue to learn and keep learning? Watch more: Check out our corn production video series, the Corn School, here In this video, RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor, Bern Tobin, speaks to Dave Hooker, professor at the University… Read More

Just a few years ago, Dave Hooker, professor at University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus, started a Twitter account as @CropDoc2. Like many, however, it sort of was just there and he didn’t do much with it. Then, at the urging of a colleague, Hooker started Tweeting, asking questions, pushing out research findings and started a true… Read More

Last week, RealAgriculture sent some Twitter love to a list of  #westcdnag Twitter accounts, based solely on how active the accounts were and whether or not they wore their RealAgriculture free T-shirts. Well, maybe not solely on that, but what we’re trying to do with these lists is just get you some names to get… Read More

To the surprise of likely very few, the year’s top post on RealAgriculture.com is one full of fun and frivolity. The Peterson Brothers’ parody of Psy’s “Gangham Style” went viral shortly after it was released and currently has 11 million views on YouTube. Of course, we’re not all about fun and games, and the Top… Read More

And just like that, we’re onto the last episode of The Agronomists for the month of August. Time flies when we’re having fun, hopefully you all are, too! For this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Brunel Sabourin of Antara Agronomy, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson of RealAgriculture, to discuss when… Read More

The University of Guelph’s weeds team were big winners at the Weed Science Society of America’s National Weed Science Contest in Union City, Tennessee this past week The 17-member team of graduate and undergraduate students have been preparing for months to test their weed ID, herbicide symptomology, sprayer calibration and farmer problem solving against students… Read More

A Tuesday morning poll of Ontario agronomists, extension specialists, and crop retail representatives based in the southwestern region of the province indicates about two-thirds of the provincial soybean crop has been planted as of May 23. “That’s pretty awesome,” says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean specialist Horst Bohner, adding that… Read More

Tonight’s episode of The Agronomists is dedicated to those rotten… you guessed it… root rots. Identification, rotation impacts, scouting tips, and likely culprits for canola, corn, and soybeans — host Lyndsey Smith covers it all. Joining her is Clint Jurke, of the Canola Council of Canada, and Alison Robertson, of Iowa State University. This episode… Read More

When it comes to soybean fertility, there are many different pieces of the puzzle we could look at. Tonight’s episode of The Agronomists focuses particularly on P and K management. Do starter and pop-up fertilizers make a significant impact on soybean performance compared to just broadcasting the crops’ nutrient needs? When do we soil test… Read More

 

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